Homemade Strawberry Breakfast Bars

I’m excited to say that yesterday I entered my first cooking contest ever. Can you guess what my entry was?  Yep, that’s right, homemade strawberry breakfast bars.  The contest asked that you create a recipe using a Kelloggs breakfast cereal as one of the primary ingredients.  Well, I took one look at that and knew I had it in the bag!  I mean, I’m one of the ambassadors selected by The Motherhood for the Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal campaign for goodness sake.  Remember that trip a few weeks back in New York?  The Kellogg’s breakfast.  And coming up in a couple of weeks; part two of the campaign kicks off.  I’ll have the privilege of hosting a group of friends over to my house for a Kelloggs sponsored brunch.  We’ll be able to enjoy a nice meal and Skype with a Kellogg’s representative to share more about what breakfast means to our family.

If you want to learn more about Kellogg’s Love Your Breakfast campaign, feel free to click the button on my sidebar.  I’m willing to bet you’ll learn something you didn’t already know.  Oh, and if you wouldn’t mind voting for my cereal bars over at the Mixing Bowl, I’d be eternally grateful!  The voting is open until September 16th and you can vote once a day if you feel so inclined.  Alright on to the good stuff.

Ingredients Needed:

3/4 Cup of All Bran, ground up
3/4 Cup of whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup of White Flour
1/2 Cup of Oats
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
11/2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter, Cut into Small Pieces
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
2 tsp of Vanilla
2 Cups of Strawberries
1/4 Cup of Water
1/4 Cup of Agave Nectar
2 Tbsp of Corn Starch + 1 tbsp of Cold Water

First up, grab your dry ingredients; the bran, flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and add them to your bowl.

Mix them up and then add in your vanilla to the dry mixture.

Now start adding in your butter a handful of pieces at a time and use a pastry fork to incorporate. If you don’t have a pastry fork a regular fork works well too. Continue to add the butter until it’s all incorporated into the dry mixture.  Here’s my butter pieces….

And here’s the flour after all the butter’s incorporated.

Now grab your strawberries and throw them in a pan with the water and agave nectar.

Get it boiling and then emulsify the strawberries to create a smooth liquid. Add in your cornstarch mixture and let it boil for a minute or two until thick. Remove from heat and put in the fridge to cool completely.

Grab your crumb mixture and press half of it into an 8×8 baking dish.

Pour the cooled strawberry mixture over the top. Add the rest of the crumb mixture and gently press it down into the pan to tighten up your top layer of bar.

Throw the whole thing into an oven heated to 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let cool completely and get ready to enjoy a true breakfast treat!

Thanks again to Kelloggs and The Motherhood for letting me participate in such an amazing campaign!  And be sure to stop by and drop a vote for these delicious bites!

This recipe was submitted to Tasty Tuesdays and Two for Tuesday recipe hops.

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Strawberry Breakfast Bars

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup of All Bran, ground up
3/4 Cup of whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup of White Flour
1/2 Cup of Oats
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
11/2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter, Cut into Small Pieces
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
2 tsp of Vanilla
2 Cups of Strawberries
1/4 Cup of Water
1/4 Cup of Agave Nectar
2 Tbsp of Corn Starch + 1 tbsp of Cold Water

Directions:

First up, grab your dry ingredients; the bran, flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and add them to your bowl.

Mix them up and then add in your vanilla to the dry mixture.

Now start adding in your butter a handful of pieces at a time and use a pastry fork to incorporate. If you don't have a pastry fork a regular fork works well too.

Continue to add the butter until it's all incorporated into the dry mixture.

Now grab your strawberries and throw them in a pan with the water and agave nectar.

Get it boiling and then emulsify the strawberries to create a smooth liquid. Add in your cornstarch mixture and let it boil for a minute or two until thick. Remove from heat and put in the fridge to cool completely.

Grab your crumb mixture and press half of it into an 8x8 baking dish.

Pour the cooled strawberry mixture over the top. Add the rest of the crumb mixture and gently press it down into the pan to tighten up your top layer of bar.

Throw the whole thing into an oven heated to 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let cool completely and get ready to enjoy a true breakfast treat!

Disclosure:  I am working in conjunction with Kelloggs and TheMotherhood as a host for this event and  have received a stipend.

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53 Responses to “Homemade Strawberry Breakfast Bars”

  1. 1

    Sarah @ Mum In Bloom — August 24, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    Wow Julie! These look delicious and nutricious! These would be perfect for after school, lunches, or pot luck or all to myself ;o) I’m heading over to cast my vote now. Well done girl :)

    PS – for as much as I bake, I still love me a bowl of cereal in the morning!

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    Alex Fitzpatrick — August 24, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    Good luck in the contest. How exciting!!! Those are so perfect for school mornings. I’m going to have to try them soon. Great idea.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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    Roti n Rice — August 24, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    These look healthy and delicious! All the best for the contest.

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    Lamb — August 24, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    They look delicious! I have a tip for you if you ever want to make them look a little more fancy. Top them with dehydrated sliced strawberries :)

    Lamb’s Most Recent Post: Menu for Sexy Nerd’s Birthday Dinner

    • Julie M. replied: — August 24th, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

      That’s a great tip, I love it! How did the birthday dinner go?

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    Cindy — August 24, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Ummm…. wow! I’m so proud of you, and these look delicious. I’m going to vote right now!!!

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    Jami — August 24, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    Oh, yum! Always impressed by you, Julie. I just voted for you & added the button to my favs to vote each day. Good luck with the contest!

    Jami

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    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — August 24, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    That looks so yummy! I’ll head over to vote for you & I have an award for you today!

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    Val — August 24, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    I’am truly drooling. That’s how fantastic these look!!

  9. 9

    Ameena — August 24, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    That last photo is killing me! Your pictures are so clear and crisp and these bars look amazing.

    I’m off to vote for you.

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    girlichef — August 24, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    EXCELLENT!!! My daughter LOVES breakfast bars…and I’m positive she would devour this one. Thank you for sharing this recipe and for linking up to Two for Tuesdays this week :)

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    Tanya @ Life in 3D — August 24, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    These look wonderful! Great idea :)
    Happy Tasty Tuesday!

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    alicia — August 24, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Those look yummy and healthy too. I had no idea we could make our own! Thanks for sharing and linkin up to tasty tuesdays. Can’t wait to try them.
    alicia

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    Alex@amoderatelife — August 24, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Hi Julie and welcome to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! So glad you could stop by and link up because that means I get to check out your blog and follow you! I also am following on twitter and grabbed your RSS feed.

    I love when you take ingredients and combine them to become something bigger and more satisfying than they are on their own! You have certainly done that with these bars! Very cool! Thanks again and hope to see you back next week. Alex@amoderatelife

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    Danelle — August 24, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    My kids love those store-bought cereal bars, but I don’t like all the preservatives in them. Thanks for sharing this recipe! These are great for breakfast on-the-go too!

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    Butterpoweredbike — August 24, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    Good luck in the contest, these look tasty and portable, too. Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesday.

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — August 24, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

    Whoa – yummy! I have never made my own cereal bars. These look really good… it always takes me about 10 minutes in the cereal bar aisle to pick out ones that aren’t too sugary, too fakey, etc.

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    Chef Dennis — August 24, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    wow Julie
    those strawberry bars look incredible….What a wonderful recipe, that strawberry oozing thru those great grains! I would love those fro breakfast!

  18. 18

    Anna Johnston — August 24, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    I could seriously sink my teeth into these now…, they look amazing. Oh, and good luck with the contest.

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    FOODESSA — August 24, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    Julie…how very nice for you to get the chance in participating in such a fun event.
    The recipe sounds scrumptious…and I’m also glad the ingredients are in my pantry too ;o)

    Alright then…heading off to vote for your strawberry treats.

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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    Christy — August 24, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

    What a great breakfast bar – it would make a great snack to take to school! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

  21. 21

    Maranda — August 24, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    Those look so good!!!! Great job! Good luck on the contest!

  22. 22

    Chaplain Donna — August 24, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

    I hope you win your contest. It takes a lot of courage to put your work on the line. I can’t wait to hear the results.

  23. 23

    Kristen — August 24, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    Oh, I agree, you should definitely have this in the bag! What a great recipe.

  24. 24

    Nicole Feliciano — August 25, 2010 @ 12:05 am

    So excited to be joining in this Kellogg’s campaign with you. Love this recipe.

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    Holly L — August 25, 2010 @ 12:08 am

    Yummy, yummy, yummy! We love our cereal here! What a cool campaign.

    These look fantastic. I am always looking for new ways to spice up breakfast and I am adding this to the repertoire!

    I saw you were a SITS Girl in the spotlight – congrats!

    • Julie replied: — August 25th, 2010 @ 7:11 am

      Yea, I saw it too Holly! I was super excited to be featured!

  26. 26

    Debi Lander — August 25, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    Good luck in the contest. These look terrific.

  27. 27

    Arnold — August 25, 2010 @ 11:14 am

    These really look good. Strawberries have just come in season here in my neck of the woods. Maybe I should try my hand at something like this. Thanks for this.

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    jessiev — August 25, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    WOW. these look incredible. i LOVE strawberries and i love bars, so what a perfect mix. Thank you! we’ll make these soon!!

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    Lisa — August 25, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    mmm…these look good! Much better than any cereal bar you could ever buy at the store! YUM!

  30. 30

    Wanderluster — August 25, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    I would love to wake up to these breakfast bars!

  31. 31

    Brenda — August 25, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    Very impressive Julie! Best looking breakfast bars I’ve seen. You have my vote!

  32. 32

    maria — August 26, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    I looked at these last night and they look delicious! So this morning i woke up and planned to make them! I have the mixture cooling in the fridge right now. I hope they turn out good like yours!!!! My husband loves strawberries so this is his treat for today!!!

  33. 33

    Alison@StretchMyCheck — August 26, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    I voted again!

    These look great and I have a sample of All Bran at home! I’m going to make them on Saturday :-)

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    Nancie — August 31, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    They look amazingly good. Good luck with the contest!

    http://budgettravelerssandbox.com/2010/08/wanderfood-wednesday-delicious-ramen-in-fukuoka/#axzz0yEBS5TQl

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    Steph Reynolds — March 5, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

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    WOW!!!! WOW!!!!! I will be making these again and again!

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    Kallista — February 16, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    These were awesome! I think i might have accidentally doubled the butter (weird things happen when I double recipes), but i didn’t notice any taste problems because of it. These tasted surprisingly like the store ones, except the store ones are gross, and these were good!

    • Julie replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them. We love these as well!

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    Kim — April 21, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I JUST made these .. Followed it to a tee and they didn’t turn out :( can you give me the butter in a different measurement ? ( like cups ) maybe I messed up there because they do seem very overpowering in that department and I will try again ASAP !! Thanks!!

    • Julie replied: — April 26th, 2013 @ 7:16 am

      Kim, I’m so sorry they didn’t turn out! It should be 3/4 cup butter. If it’s feeling like too much on your end, maybe cut back a 1/4 cup’s worth? You want the batter to be able to be formed when you work it, but not over greasy.

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    Suzan — August 8, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    I don’t normally buy All Bran, and I know the contest was to encourage creative uses for the cereal, but do you know if I could substitute something like ground flax seed instead of having to get the cereal? These look so delicious! I really would love to make some!

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    Janett — August 22, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Can other fruit be substituted?

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